For immediate release: September 28, 2012
Contact: Patrick Connor Executive Director
Ontario Trails Council
Norfolk County piloting Ontario Trails Activity Project
Ever wonder how many people use your trails?
Ontario Trails Council - Regional Trail Development Guide: developed in partnership with the Trans Canada Trail, this guide helps communities develop trail stakeholder committees. Once formed these committees help to:
- Mitigate Trail Use Conflict
- Seek Funds
- Encourage Use
- Work to reduce Trespass
Ontario Trails Council - Safe Trails Guide:developed with the support of the Ministry of Health Promotion, this guide includes recommended best practices on:
- Code of Conduct
- Trail Maintenance/Development
- Qualifications to Develop Trail
- Trail Audits
- Waivers/Assumption of Risk
Ontario Trails Council - Event Planning Guide -perfect for the trail group planning to develop trail or hold a fundraising event to support an activity or a trail project. Content includes:
- Event Ideas
- Attracting Volunteers
- Critical Path to the Event (6 month step by step, from idea to event!)
Camping cutbacks in Ontario
“People will still have access to them for hiking and fishing and picnicking but there will no longer be the overnight camping that will be available and washroom facilities,” Natural Resources Minister Michael Gravelle said in an interview. The park ...
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TRAIL BUILDING - OCTOBER 3-4, 2012
Daniel Scott from IMBA writes, "Students will come away with a firm understanding of the fundamentals of trail design for both hard surface and naturally surfaced trails of various user types. A working knowledge of the design process from the planning phase to ground proofing trail alignments will be both discussed and experienced with examples and a field exercise which will include using field measurement equipment and flagging a trail alignment for construction."
Program elements include:
• Sustainable Trail Design – Making sure it lasts using various techniques:
• 5 Elements of Sustainable Design - Micro trail design - the fundamentals for bench cut
• Bench cut Trail vs. Raised Tread Trail - when is each appropriate
• 13 Steps to Trail Planning - Macro trail design - how one trail fits within a larger system
• Art of Trail Design - User psychology and design theory in the natural landscape
• Trail Closure & Rehabilitation - Mitigating reroutes & closures through design & signage
• Advanced Design & Construction Techniques – Building in challenging locations:
• Wooden Structures - intro to various techniques and how to design for users types
• Rock Armouring - intro to various techniques and how to design for users types
• Technical Trail Features - Designing trail features specific to various user groups
• Turns - Climbing, In sloped & Switchback - which turns is appropriate for who & where?
Or contact: Graham Burke, Ontario Trails Council
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